WEBINAR RECORDING | “Dottore Dante: Dante as Physician and Medicine in the Early Renaissance”
Presented by Dr. Jeremy Wasser
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
Dante has been honored for centuries as il Sommo Poeta (the Supreme Poet). But was he also il Sommo Dottore (the Supreme Doctor)? Although there is no firm evidence that Dante ever formally attended university, this gap in his education did not prevent him from having a deep understanding of complex medical concepts for his time. He even included thousands of anatomical, physiological, and medical references in his literary works including his masterpiece, The Divine Comedy. It is clear that he possessed an extraordinary knowledge and understanding of how the human body and the human psyche worked. Let physiologist and medical historian, Dr. Jeremy Wasser, be your guide, not through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, but through Dante’s medical literary legacy. Learn how patients and physicians of his day understood what Hippocrates called “the Nature of the Body” and how medicine was practiced at the transition point between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The webinar recording consists of a 45-minute lecture.
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